NEST 2017 Notification Syllabus Previous Question Papers (NISER Admission)

National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students seeking admission to NISER-Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai - Department of Atomic Energy Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences (UM-DAE CEBS), Mumbai.
Exam Date : 27 th May 2017
National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER) established by the Department of Atomic Energy, strives to become a citadel for basic sciences and allied subjects in terms of teaching and research. Its vision includes imparting high-quality science education in a vibrant academic ambiance to the bright, motivated students, by a faculty of distinguished scientists and teachers. The curriculum is amply supported by a strong visitor's programme by accomplished scientists from India and abroad.

Important Dates
Registration / Online application opens : January 02, 2017 (10:00 am)
Online application closes : March 06, 2017 (midnight) 
Download of admit card starts : April 14, 2017, 10:00 am 
Date of examination : May 27, 2017 (Saturday), 10:00 am - 1:00 pm 
Announcement of results on NEST website : June 16, 2017 
Candidates must qualify all four eligibility criteria listed below:
1. Candidates in General and OBC category should be born on or after August 01, 1997. The age limit is relaxed by 5 years for SC/ ST/ Physically Disabled (PD) candidates.
2.  Class XII qualifying examination should be passed in either 2015 or 2016. Candidates appearing in 2017 are also eligible
3. At least 60% marks in aggregate (or equivalent grade) in Class XII (or equivalent) examination from any recognized Board in India. For Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates and for Persons with Disability (PD), the minimum requirement is 55%.
4. Candidate should secure a position in the NEST merit list.

NEST 2017 Syllabus and  Previous Question Paper (Download PDF )
NISER offers a 5 year integrated M.Sc. programme in Biological, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical sciences. NISER functions from its own campus at Jatni. Degrees at NISER will be awarded by the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), a deemed-to-be University within the Department of Atomic Energy.

There are 170+2 seats for 2017 batch, including reserved seats for SC/ST/OBC/PD candidates and two seats for candidates from the state of J&K as per Government norms. To avail reserved seats under OBC category the OBC (NCL) certificate must have been issued on or after June 01, 2016. for more NISER website (
How to Apply:
To apply for NEST 2017, candidates must fill–up the online application form through on or after January 2, 2017. Candidates are strongly advised to read through the detailed online application procedure available on the website. Online application process closes on March 6, 2017. There is no offline application mode available for NEST 2017. for more: How to Apply Online
Application Fee: 
  • The application fee for the male candidates of General and OBC categories is 700/–
  • The application fee for candidates in the SC/ST/PD categories and for all female candidates is 350/

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